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Kidnapped

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

00:00(1/31) 00 Preface, Dedication, Disclaimer00:00
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1. 00 Preface, Dedication, Disclaimer
2. 01 I Journey to the House of Shaws
3. 02 I Come to My Journey’s End
4. 03 I Make Acquaintance of My Uncle
5. 04 I Run a Great Danger in the House of Shaws
6. 05 I Go to the Queen’s Ferry
7. 06 What Befell at the Queen’s Ferry
8. 07 I Go to Sea in the Brig
9. 08 The Round House
10. 09 The Man With the Belt of Gold
11. 10 Siege of the Roundhouse
12. 11 The Captain Knuckles Under
13. 12 I Hear of the Red Fox
14. 13 The Loss of the Brig
15. 14 The Islet
16. 15 The Lad With the Silver Button: Through the Isle of Mull
17. 16 The Lad With the Silver Button: Across Morven
18. 17 The Death of the Red Fox
19. 18 I Talk With Alan in the Wood of Lettermore
20. 19 The House of Fear
21. 20 The Flight in the Heather: The Rocks
22. 21 The Heugh of Corrynakiegh
23. 22 The Moor
24. 23 Cluny’s Cage
25. 24 The Quarrel
26. 25 In Balquhidder
27. 26 End of the Flight: We Pass the Forth
28. 27 I Come to Mr. Rankeillor
29. 28 I Go in Quest of my Inheritance
30. 29 I Come Into My Kingdom
31. 30 Good-bye

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Summary

Kidnapped is the story of a 16-year old young man who is searching for his true birthright and is determined to make a fortune after the death of his parents. This timeless tale by Robert Louis Stevenson follows the life of David Balfour who leaves his home in Scotland after the death of his parents. First he meets his uncle for the first time in his life. His uncle is a very mean person who, at first, tried to kill David by devious means but then got him kidnapped onto a slave ship. In the ship, David makes friends with a Scottish rebel and together they successfully defeat the ship’s crew. The rebel, Alan, cherishes a dream to overthrow the British rulers of Scotland. Soon after the shipwreck, the two escaped but were later charged for being accomplices in the murder of a British supporter by the name of Colin Campbell. Although the novel’s adventures get a kick-start by this kidnapping, it is true that the hero of the story spends very little time as a captive. The character of Alan is very important as without his friendship the story would have ended very quickly. David would have been forced into slavery or would have escaped and met a poor fate due to starvation and want of money. On the contrary, David enters into new adventures with Alan on the ship itself. But after being charged with the grave crime of murder, readers are forced to ask two pertinent questions – Will these two escape from the hands of the British soldiers? Will David ever confront his sly uncle and fight to get back his inheritance? This is a very exciting and adventure filled story and all readers, old or young, will like the way the novel slowly unfolds. The setting of the story is very beautiful and there are vivid descriptions of the woods, waterfalls and streams which they jump over. The story is set in 1751 and the author has successfully narrated the story keeping in mind the history of the time. If you love adventure stories then you simply cannot ignore this fast-moving adventure which promises to keep the reader engrossed from start-to-finish.

Reviews

Julie

- Kidnapped

Excellent book and wonderful job by the narrator- he’s one of my favorite-. That’s a hard book to read so I applaud him.

wajeeha farooq

- kidnapped

Kidnapped is a novel where the main character is DAVID and the side character is a old uncle and his parents

Beno

- yuck

lame book but fantastic narration

Satyajeet mane

- Kidnapped

School homework

adarsh

- kidnapped

awesome☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

Aman Gandhi

- Kidnapped

This is a very engaging story which can take you to another world and make you understand what misery is going on. And it was really skillful reading of it as I also kind of recalled the story too.

Krrish Madaan

- Review

Kidnapped is a nice novel written by the great author R.L Steveson which made us through a quite fast paced story of a young boy David who loses his father. The elements were well described especially the sword fighting. However, at times the language is quite hard to understand as it includes a lot of Scottish words which are quite old fashioned and we have to work out to find their meaning. You might give up very quickly if you are not a confident reader. However, I have a mixed bag of feelings for the book. By Krrish Madaan , Mind Tree School , Ambala

E Bruce

- Kidnapped

I loved it! The Mark Smith was excellent reader, and listening to Kidnapped was thoroughly enjoyable. Never a dull moment, and a few of the chapters were so humorous that I found myself laughing heartily!

me

- boring

I found this book rather boring. but the narration is good.

Sarah

- great reader

This is a wonderful book, and the reader is very good.

Dave

- Very enjoyable

This is a very engaging story. Thank you, Mark Smith, for your skillful reading of it.

madridsta

- Kidnapped

Kidnapped is an awesome novel. Mark Smith does a fantastic job with the narration

Mrs Dodson

- Absolutely Fantastic book and narration.

This book is truly amazing, such a page turner. The narration was brilliant. I guarantee you will love it. I was sad when it ended. Enjoy.

Carla B

Great book, very well read.

Helene

I share those views. Excellent.

Badger

- Kidnapped

Well read , and a great listen.

C Smith

Great book! Good reading.

Stephen

- Corner

An excellent telling of a classic story